August 2010

Thursday nights are reserved for GTL and MTV. Last Thursday’s episode of the hit series JERSEY SHORE attracted more viewers than ever, ranking the second largest audience for a single episode in MTV’s history, hitting a total audience of 486,000 and 362,000 in P12-34.*

This season also hits fist pump worthy numbers online. JERSEY SHORE has been the #1 video for the CTV online network over the last four weeks, with this season already hitting nearly seven million video views on**

Thursday night’s broadcast won primetime, garnering the largest audience on Canadian and US non-sports specialty networks. New episodes of JERSEY SHORE air Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. Viewers can also watch episodes on

In this week’s episode, airing Thursday, September 2, the anonymous note causes tension between the girls culminating in a full-blown cat-fight. After spending another night in bed with Vinny, Snooki reveals a not-so-little known fact about her pinkeye-prone cuddle-buddy.

WANTED: Canada Sings! (working title), an all-new homegrown series, seeks out talented singing enthusiasts and their harmonizing workmates to battle it out in a fun and exciting competition.

Starting today, Monday, August 30 through until Wednesday, September 22, Canada Sings!, a Global original, opens its virtual casting doors at

“Canada Sings! is an opportunity to unveil the hidden performer that exists within each of us,” said Christine Shipton, SVP, Drama and Factual Content, Canwest Broadcasting. “We’re calling out to these talented voices simmering within the workplace to come forward and show us what they’ve got.”

Scouring the country for these budding talents, the series focuses on finding talent on the job, encouraging participants to form glee clubs with their workmates and go head-to-head against another team. From firemen to nurses, chefs to CEOs – gleeful Canadians are everywhere and Canada Sings! is on the hunt.

“We’re looking for dynamic everyday people with extraordinary talent,” said John Brunton, Executive Producer, Insight Productions. “From the person whistling on the assembly line next to you, to the nurse in pediatrics that sings the children to sleep and the waiter that can really sing happy birthday to the guests, we’re so excited to see what Canada brings to the table.”

Each week Canada Sings! will travel to two Canadian workplaces that will be ready with their new glee clubs to audition, rehearse and ultimately perform in front of a live studio audience – all within a few days. With the help of world class choreographers and vocal coaches, each group will prepare for the musical performance of their lives and battle each other in a high-stakes competition. A panel of celebrity judges will award the winning glee club with a donation to the charity of their choice.

Canada Sings! will premiere on Global in early 2011, produced expressly for Canwest Broadcasting by Insight Productions. Upcoming announcements including show host, judging panel and celebrity judges to rollout closer to broadcast.

The SHAQ VS season finale featuring Canadian singing sensation Justin Bieber premieres tomorrow at 9 p.m. ET on CTV (visit to confirm local broadcast times).

Shaquille O’Neal takes on Pop/R&B multi-platinum singing sensation Justin Bieber in the ultimate entertainment event, live and on stage in front of thousands of screaming fans in Orlando, Florida. Then Shaq travels to the bright lights of Hollywood to issue a challenge to late night host, Jimmy Kimmel, during his appearance on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on the Season Finale of SHAQ VS.

Tuesday, August 31 on CTV


The 62nd PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS becomes the most-watched EMMYs broadcast in 15 years as 2.674 million viewers tuned in to watch the star-studded spectacle on CTV.

The most-watched program of the week, the 62nd PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS live broadcast is up 18% over last year’s broadcast (2.05 million), and up 60% with viewers 18-34. Peaking with 3.045 million viewers at 9:01 p.m. ET, more than 8.6 million Canadians tuned into some or all of the broadcast.

As the best of the small screen were honoured, viewers saw Jim Parsons of CTV’s ratings winner THE BIG BANG THEORY take home his first EMMY award for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

For more coverage of the 62nd PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS tune in to tonight’s ETALK at 7 p.m. ET on CTV for interviews from ETALK’s position on the red carpet and its exclusive backstage one-on-one room where host Tanya Kim interviews many of the night’s top winners including Jim Parsons, Kyra Sedgwick, Claire Danes, and Jane Lynch. ETALK Special Reporter Jessi Cruickshank is at the HBO after-party with all the stars.

Weeknights – 7:30pm ET/PT on Global

ET Canada recaps all the highlights from the Primetime Emmy� Awards, including the red carpet interviews, the after parties and all the fashion hits and misses on Monday, August 30. Then, the countdown to TIFF is on as ET Canada covers all the latest news before the festival begins.

Modern Family, Mad Men and Glee were the big winners at the recent 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards, each taking out a handful of categories.

New comedy Modern Family claimed the Outstanding Comedy Series title over the likes of 30 Rock, Glee and The Office as well as taking home the Outstanding Writing category for its pilot episode.

Actor Eric Stonestreet won Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role in the show as Cameron Tucker ahead of fellow cast member Ty Burrell.

Drama series Mad Men took out the Outstanding Drama category as well as the writing equivalent.

The night was kind to Glee cast members with Jane Lynch claiming the Outstanding Supporting Actress title and Neil Patrick Harris taking home the Outstanding Guest Actor trophy.

Showrunner Ryan Murphy also claimed the Outstanding director Emmy for his role in bringing Glee to the screen.

The big male acting Emmy’s went to Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston for Drama and The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons for Comedy. While on the female side, The Closer’s Kyra Sedgwick claimed Drama and Nurse Jackie’s Edie Falco took out Comedy.

Source: Digital Spy


The winners from the recent 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards.



Outstanding Comedy Series – Modern Family

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy Series – Jane Lynch, Glee

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series – Neil Patrick Harris, Glee

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series – Betty White, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Directing for Comedy Series – Ryan Murphy, Glee

Outstanding Actor In A Comedy – Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Outstanding Actress In A Comedy – Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie



Outstanding Reality Show Host – Jeff Probst

Outstanding Reality Show Competition – Top Chef

Outstanding Reality Program – Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution



Outstanding Drama – Mad Men

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama – Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama – Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series – John Lithgow, Dexter

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series – Ann-Margret, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit – List On Just Jared

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama – Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series – Steve Shill, Dexter

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series – Kyra Sedwick, The Closer



Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series – The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Special – David Boone, Paul Greenberg, Tony Awards


Bob Hope Humanitarian Award – George Clooney



Miniseries Or Movie – The Pacific

Oustanding TV Movie – Temple Grandin

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie – Julia Ormond, Temple Grandin

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie – David Strathairn,, Temple Grandin

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries Or Movie – Claire Danes, Temple Grandin

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie – Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Dramatic Special – Mick Jackson, Temple Grandin



Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series – Modern Family, Steven Levitan, Christopher Lloyd, “Pilot”

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series – Mad Men, Matthew Weiner, Erin Levy, “Shut The Door. Have A Sear”

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special – You Don’t Know Jack, Adam Mazer

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series – The Colbert Report

9:00pm – Sunday, August 29 on /A

Also airs at 10 p.m. AT on /A Atlantic and 9 p.m. MT on ACCESS

Erika Eleniak (BAYWATCH) plays the role of housewife Jessica Landers who is unhappy in her marriage with husband Russell (David Millbern, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus) and decides to “spice it up.” Jessica gets more than she bargained for when she contacts Marcus Declan (Michael Bergin, BAYWATCH), an old high school classmate, she once had a crush on.

Check in over the next few hours as we update the list of winners as the Emmys are dished out at the live ceremony currently taking place in Los Angeles.

The nominees and winners for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards are as follows.

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

Larry David (Himself) – Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

Tony Shalhoub (Monk) – Monk (USA)

Steve Carell (Michael Scott) – The Office (NBC)

Matthew Morrison (Will Schuester) – Glee (Fox)

Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper) – The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – WINNER

Alec Baldwin (Jack Donaghy) – 30 Rock (NBC)


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Amy Poehler (Leslie Knope) – Parks And Recreation (NBC)

Edie Falco (Jackie Peyton) – Nurse Jackie (Showtime) – WINNER

Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Christine Campbell) – The New Adventures Of Old Christine (CBS)

Lea Michele (Rachel Berry) – Glee (Fox)

Toni Collette (Tara Gregson) – United States of Tara (Showtime)

Tina Fey (Liz Lemon) – 30 Rock (NBC)


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Jon Hamm (Don Draper) – Mad Men (AMC)

Kyle Chandler (Eric Taylor) – Friday Night Lights (DirecTV)

Hugh Laurie (Dr. Gregory House) – House (Fox)

Michael C. Hall (Dexter Morgan) – Dexter (Showtime)

Bryan Cranston (Walter White) – Breaking Bad (AMC) – WINNER

Matthew Fox (Jack Shephard) – Lost (ABC)


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

January Jones (Betty Draper) – Mad Men (AMC)

Kyra Sedgwick (Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson) – The Closer (TNT) – WINNER

Mariska Hargitay (Det. Olivia Benson) – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)

Glenn Close (Patty Hewes) – Damages (FX)

Julianna Margulies (Alicia Florrick) – The Good Wife (CBS)

Connie Britton (Tami Taylor) – Friday Night Lights (DirecTV)


Outstanding Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

Modern Family (ABC) – WINNER

The Office (NBC)

30 Rock (NBC)

Nurse Jackie (Showtime)

Glee (Fox)


Outstanding Drama Series

True Blood (HBO)

Dexter (Showtime)

Mad Men (AMC) – WINNER

The Good Wife (CBS)

Breaking Bad (AMC)

Lost (ABC)


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Ian McKellen (Two) – The Prisoner (AMC)

Dennis Quaid (Bill Clinton) – The Special Relationship (HBO)

Jeff Bridges (Jon Katz) – A Dog Year (HBO)

Al Pacino (Dr. Jack Kevorkian) – You Don’t Know Jack (HBO) – WINNER

Michael Sheen (Tony Blair) – The Special Relationship (HBO)


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Dame Judi Dench (Miss Matty) – Return To Cranford (PBS)

Hope Davis (Hillary Clinton) – The Special Relationship (HBO)

Claire Danes (Temple Grandin) – Temple Grandin (HBO) – WINNER

Joan Allen (Georgia O’Keeffe) – Georgia O’Keeffe (Lifetime)

Maggie Smith (Mary Gilbert) – Capturing Mary (HBO)


Outstanding Made For Television Movie

Endgame (Masterpiece) (PBS)

Moonshot (History)

Temple Grandin (HBO) – WINNER

Georgia O’Keeffe (Lifetime)

The Special Relationship (HBO)

You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)


Outstanding Miniseries

The Pacific (HBO) – WINNER

Return To Cranford (Masterpiece) (PBS)


Outstanding Reality – Competition Programme

American Idol (Fox)

Dancing With The Stars (ABC)

The Amazing Race (CBS)

Project Runway (Lifetime)

Top Chef (Bravo) – WINNER


Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series

The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) – WINNER

The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien (NBC)

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)


Outstanding Animated Programme

The Simpsons – ‘Once Upon A Time In Springfield’ (Fox)

Alien Earths (NGC)

The Ricky Gervais Show – ‘Knob At Night’ (HBO)

Disney Prep & Landing (ABC)

South Park – ‘200/201’ (Comedy Central)


Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

Mike O’Malley (Burt Hummel) in ‘Wheels’ – Glee (Fox)

Fred Willard (Frank Dunphy) in ‘Travels With Scout’ – Modern Family (ABC)

Eli Wallach (Bernard Zimberg) in ‘Chicken Soup’ – Nurse Jackie (Showtime)

Jon Hamm (Dr. Drew Baird) in ‘Emmanuelle Goes To Dinosaur Land’ – 30 Rock (NBC)

Neil Patrick Harris (Bryan Ryan) in ‘Dream On’ – Glee (Fox) – WINNER

Will Arnett (Devin Banks) in ‘Into The Crevasse’ – 30 Rock (NBC)


Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

Kristin Chenoweth (April Rhodes) in ‘The Rhodes Not Taken’ – Glee (Fox)

Tina Fey (Host) – Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Jane Lynch (Dr. Linda Freeman) – Two And A Half Men (CBS)

Kathryn Joosten (Karen McCluskey) in ‘The Chase’ – Desperate Housewives (ABC)

Christine Baranski (Beverly Hofstadter) in ‘The Maternal Congruence’ – The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

Betty White (Host) – Saturday Night Live (NBC) – WINNER

Elaine Stritch (Colleen Donaghy) in ‘The Moms’ – 30 Rock (NBC)


Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

Robert Morse (Bertram Cooper) in ‘Shut The Door. Have A Seat’ – Mad Men (AMC)

Alan Cumming (Eli Gold) in ‘Fleas’ – The Good Wife (CBS)

John Lithgow (Arthur Mitchell) in ‘Road Kill’ – Dexter (Showtime) – WINNER

Ted Danson (Arthur Frobisher) in ‘The Next One’s Gonna Go In Your Throat’ – Damages (FX)

Gregory Itzin (President Charles Logan) in ‘1.00pm-2.00pm’ – 24 (Fox)

Dylan Baker (Colin Sweeney) in ‘Bad’ – The Good Wife (CBS)

Beau Bridges (Detective George Andrews) in ‘Make Over’ – The Closer (TNT)


Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

Mary Kay Place (Adaleen Grant) in ‘The Might And The Strong’ – Big Love (HBO)

Lily Tomlin (Marilyn Tobin) in ‘Your Secrets Are Safe’ – Damages (FX)

Sissy Spacek (Marilyn Densham) in ‘End Of Days’ – Big Love (HBO)

Elizabeth Mitchell (Juliet Burke) in ‘The End’ – Lost (ABC)

Ann-Margret (Rita Wills) in ‘Bedtime’ – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC) – WINNER

Shirley Jones (Lola Zellman) in ‘Does Everybody Have A Drink?’ – The Cleaner (A&E)


Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Programme

Tom Bergeron – Dancing With The Stars (ABC)

Phil Keoghan – The Amazing Race (CBS)

Jeff Probst – Survivor (CBS)

Heidi Klum – Project Runway (Lifetime)

Ryan Seacrest – American Idol (Fox)


Outstanding Reality Programme

Antiques Roadshow (PBS)

MythBusters (Discovery Channel)

Undercover Boss (CBS)

Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List (Bravo)

Dirty Jobs (Discovery Channel)

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (ABC)


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell) – Modern Family (ABC)

Chris Colfer (Kurt Hummel) – Glee (Fox)

Jon Cryer (Alan Harper) – Two And A Half Men (CBS)

Ty Burrell (Phil Dunphy) – Modern Family (ABC)

Eric Stonestreet (Cameron Tucker) – Modern Family (ABC) – WINNER

Neil Patrick Harris (Barney Stinson) – How I Met Your Mother (CBS)


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester) – Glee (Fox) – WINNER

Jane Krakowski (Jenna Maroney) – 30 Rock (NBC)

Kristen Wiig (Various) – Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Sofia Vergara (Gloria Delgado-Pritchett) – Modern Family (ABC)

Julie Bowen (Claire Dunphy) – Modern Family (ABC)

Holland Taylor (Evelyn Harper) – Two And A Half Men (CBS)


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

John Slattery (Roger Sterling) – Mad Men (AMC)

Martin Short (Leonard Winstone) – Damages (FX)

Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman) – Breaking Bad (AMC) – WINNER

Terry O’Quinn (John Locke) – Lost (AMC)

Andre Braugher (Owen) – Men Of A Certain Age (TNT)

Michael Emerson (Ben Linus) – Lost (ABC)


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Christina Hendricks (Joan Harris) – Mad Men (AMC)

Rose Byrne (Ellen Parsons) – Damages (FX)

Archie Panjabi (Kalinda Sharma) – The Good Wife (CBS) – WINNER

Sharon Gless (Madeline Westen) – Burn Notice (USA)

Elisabeth Moss (Peggy Olson) – Mad Men (AMC)

Christine Baranski (Diane Lockhart) – The Good Wife (CBS)


Outstanding Supporting Actor In A MIniseries Or Movie

Michael Gambon (Mr Woodhouse) – Emma (PBS)

Patrick Stewart (Ghost/Claudius) – Hamlet (PBS)

Jonathan Pryce (Mr Buxton) – Return To Cranford (Masterpiece) (PBS)

John Goodman (Neal Nicol) – You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)

David Strathairn (Dr Carlock) – Temple Grandin (HBO) – WINNER


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or Movie

Julia Ormond (Eustacia – Temple’s Mum) – Temple Grandin (HBO) – WINNER

Susan Sarandon (Janet Good) – You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)

Catherine O’Hara (Aunt Ann) – Temple Grandin (HBO)

Kathy Bates (Queen Of Hearts) – Alice (Syfy)

Brenda Vaccaro (Margo Janus) – You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)


Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

The Office (‘Niagara’) – NBC

30 Rock (‘Anna Howard Shaw Day’) – NBC

Glee (‘Pilot – Director’s Cut’) – Fox

30 Rock (‘Lee Marvin Vs. Derek Jeter’) – NBC

Modern Family (‘Pilot’) – ABC – WINNER


Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

The Good Wife (‘Pilot’) – CBS

Friday Night Lights (‘The Son’) – DirecTV

Mad Men (‘Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency’) – AMC – WINNER

Lost (‘The End’) – ABC

Mad Men (‘Shut The Door. Have A Seat’) – AMC


Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

The Pacific (‘Part Eight’) – HBO

The Special Relationship – HBO

The Pacific (‘Part Ten’) – HBO

You Don’t Know Jack – HBO – WINNER

Temple Grandin – HBO

8:00pm – Sunday, August 29 on CTV

Broadcasting live from the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles, and hosted by Emmy� nominated comedian Jimmy Fallon (LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON), this year’s star-studded awards ceremony recognizes the best in prime-time television.